James W. Vanstrom, CPA
James W. Vanstrom, CPA, a graduate of Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, began his public accounting career in June 1968 as a summer intern with the Jamestown, New York, certified public accounting firm of Blomquist, Halsted & Company. He joined the firm as a staff accountant upon his graduation from college in June 1969. The firm continued as Halsted, Corey & Company upon the retirement of Karl Blomquist in September 1969.
Halsted, Corey & Company, as one of the larger certified public accounting firms in Western New York, served a broad base of clients. Jim became a partner of the firm in September 1980, and upon the retirement of Robert Halsted in September 1981, the firm changed its name to Corey, Fiedler, Johnson & Vanstrom. In January 1985, the death of Dale B. Corey and the ill health of Clair E. Johnson caused the firm to merge with a national accounting firm. Jim served as a partner in the national firm from July 1986 through October 1, 1988, at which time he formed his own practice as a sole practitioner.
In January 1994, Jim joined with Harold L. Brunacini, CPA, in the firm of James W. Vanstrom & Company. Together, he and Harold have continued their strong commitment to serving the needs of the firm’s clients. In addition, Jim continues to perform and supervise various accounting and auditing engagements, as well as provide consulting services to various clients. Jim is also responsible for the overall management of the firm.
Jim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Falconer, New York, with his wife Jeanne. They have two children Elizabeth Hirz, a Deputy District Attorney in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Emily, a physical education and health teacher at Falconer Central School.
Harold L. Brunacini, CPA
Harold L. Brunacini, CPA, a 1989 graduate of SUNY at Fredonia, joined the firm of James W. Vanstrom, CPA, as a staff accountant in 1990. In 1994, he joined as a partner with James W. Vanstrom, CPA, in the firm of James W. Vanstrom & Company, and together, he and Jim have continued their strong commitment to serving the needs of the firm’s clients.
Harold has over twenty years of experience working with accounting and auditing issues involving both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as taxation matters involving both organizations and individuals. He is also very experienced in governmental audits, including single audits.
Harold is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a past- president and current treasurer of the Rotary Club of Falconer and serves on the board of directors of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
Harold lives in Kennedy with his wife, Sharon and two children.
Scott M. Wilson, Staff Accountant
Scott just joined our firm in January, 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting from SUNY at Fredonia in December of 2017. Scott was awarded the 2017 NYSSCPA Award of Honor, the 2016 NYSSCPA John T. Kennedy Memorial Award and was the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Bennett Accounting Scholarship. He is in the process of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
As Staff Accountant, Scott assists in various compilation, review and audit engagements, along with general tax and accounting assignments.
He currently lives in Perrysburg, NY.
Beth A. Johnson, Administrative Coordinator
Beth A. Johnson joined our firm in 2009. As Administrative Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing all administrative operations, as well as offering support to the partners and staff. Beth also assists with the preparation of personal income tax returns, monthly bookkeeping services and other projects.
She lives in Jamestown with her husband, Dave.
Stacy L. Felton, Tax Preparer
Stacy joined our firm in January 2012 as a seasonal tax preparer. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University, majoring in accounting. Stacy owned and operated her own accounting business for 13 years, specializing in income tax preparation.
She lives in Jamestown with her three children.